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molybdenum trioxide

noun, Chemistry
a white, crystalline, sparingly water-soluble powder, MoO 3 , used chiefly in the manufacture of molybdenum compounds.
Also called molybdic anhydride, molybdic oxide. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In the roasting process, molybdenum disulfide concentrate was oxidized by air to molybdenum trioxide and sulfur dioxide.
  • Small additions of molybdenum trioxide during the production of steel greatly improve the strength and toughness of the steel.
  • It is a naturally-occurring element and is commonly used as molybdenum trioxide as a chemical reagent.
  • Any one of the obtained precipitate can be fired to the molybdenum trioxide.

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